The Lute Music of Robert Johnson
Transcribed for Guitar
Lute - Sheet Music

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Lute - Beginning; Intermediate; Advanced

SKU: MB.30864

Transcribed for Guitar. Saddle-stitched. Artist Specific. Book. 36 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #30864. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.30864).

ISBN 9781513467177. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Robert Johnson (c. 1583 – 1633) was the last of the great English lutenists; he served Prince Henry and was later a prominent figure in the court of Charles I. He wrote music for many plays and masques of the time, including several by Shakespeare. Decades after Johnson’s death, in a “Dialogue between the Author and His Lute” within Musick’s Monument and the persona of the Lute, writer and lutenist Thomas Mace described John Dowland and Robert Johnson as “Two famous men; Great Masters in My Art”. 

Despite such high praise and the fact that much of Johnson’s music is well-suited to the guitar, few guitarists play it. This comprehensive collection of solo lute works, transcribed for guitar in standard notation, is an attempt to remedy this shortcoming. It includes music for the beginner as well as the advanced player. The book’s 23 pieces range from Johnson’s delightful almains, galliards, masques and a single coranto to the somber intensity of the pavans and a fantasie.  Dropped-D and lowered third-string tuning (F#) are frequently used to better approximate the tuning and range of the 9 or 10-course Renaissance lute.

  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Preface
  • About The Transcriptions
  • Table of Contents
  • Almain I
  • Almain Ii
  • Almain Iii
  • Almain Iv Amy Lady Strangeas Almaina
  • Almain V
  • Almain Vi
  • Almain Vii
  • Almain Viii
  • Almain Ix
  • Almain X Alady Hattonas Almaina
  • Almain Xi
  • Almain Xii Athe Princeas Almaina
  • The Princeas Coranto
  • The Witchesa Dance
  • The Fairiesa Dance
  • The First, Second And Third Dances In The Princeas Masque
  • The Noble Man
  • Galliard I Amy Lady Mildemays Delighta
  • Galliard Ii
  • Pavan I
  • Pavan Ii
  • Pavan III
  • Fantasie